How do I send an email in Java?
Author: Deron Eriksson
Description: This Java tutorial describes sending an email in Java.
Tutorial created using: Windows XP || JDK 1.5.0_09 || Eclipse Web Tools Platform 1.5.1
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If we execute the EmailTest class, we see the following result in our console:
DEBUG: setDebug: JavaMail version 1.4ea DEBUG: getProvider() returning javax.mail.Provider[TRANSPORT,smtp,com.sun.mail.smtp.SMTPTransport,Sun Microsystems, Inc] DEBUG SMTP: useEhlo true, useAuth false DEBUG SMTP: trying to connect to host "cakelycakes.com", port 25, isSSL false 220 DERBIZZ.cakelycakes.com ESMTP MailEnable Service, Version: 1.981-- ready at 04/10/07 03:29:56 DEBUG SMTP: connected to host "cakelycakes.com", port: 25 EHLO DERBIZZ 250-cakelycakes.com [127.0.0.1], this server offers 4 extensions 250-AUTH LOGIN 250-SIZE 5120000 250-HELP 250 AUTH=LOGIN DEBUG SMTP: Found extension "AUTH", arg "LOGIN" DEBUG SMTP: Found extension "SIZE", arg "5120000" DEBUG SMTP: Found extension "HELP", arg "" DEBUG SMTP: Found extension "AUTH=LOGIN", arg "" DEBUG SMTP: use8bit false MAIL FROM:<email@example.com> 250 Requested mail action okay, completed RCPT TO:<firstname.lastname@example.org> 250 Requested mail action okay, completed RCPT TO:<email@example.com> 250 Requested mail action okay, completed DEBUG SMTP: Verified Addresses DEBUG SMTP: firstname.lastname@example.org DEBUG SMTP: email@example.com DATA 354 Please start mail input. From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-ID: <14982605.01176200996750.JavaMail.Der@DERBIZZ> Subject: Email from Java MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit This is an email from Java . 250 Mail queued for delivery. QUIT 221 Closing connection. Good bye.
In MailEnable, if we refresh our Mailboxes window, we can see that emails to bigcakes and littlecakes were received by the email server, since the Inbox Messages counts are up to 1 for bigcakes and littlecakes.
If I double-click bigcakes, it brings up the 'Mailbox Properties' window. If I go to the Messages tab, I can see the list of email messages currently on the email server for bigcakes.
If I double-click the email message, it brings up the email message in Notepad.